Thursday, June 12, 2014

Yes, I'm a working mom

I have often felt guilty. I get up, go to work from 9-5, go to the gym until 6 or 6:30, pick Zianna up and when we get home it's time for dinner, dishes, and other housework. Sometimes I feel like either my house will suffer or my quality time with Zianna will suffer. Don't even look at my yard, that's the bottom of the list. I feel guilty that I don't get to take her to the pool on these lovely summer days or on daily walks. I feel guilty that I don't spend enough time with her to teach her things like how to stand on her own, how to crawl normally, or how to say, "mama." (She says "dada" just fine.) I am constantly doubting my abilities as a mother. Should I take a day off? Should I be a stay-at-home-mom and figure out the finances? Then someone posted the following link on Facebook. A letter written to a stay-at-home-mom by a working mom and a letter written to a working mom by a stay-at-home-mom. It was perfect. Just what I needed. I related to everything in both letters. I admire stay-at-home-moms. It can't be easy. So read, enjoy, and I hope it brings comfort to you the way it has brought comfort to me.
*I will say that I have made a change. I now work out in the mornings. As hard as getting up earlier is, it is SO much better. I can get housework done after I work out and before Z wakes up. Then I can pick her up right after work and spend more quality time with her before other things need to get done. HAPPINESS!*